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“Swiming with sharks”

Powerboat Adventures
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US$214.99*
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Exuma Powerboat Adventure
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US$213.99*
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Nassau Shore Excursion: Exuma Powerboat Adventure
Ranked #3 of 112 Outdoor Activities in Nassau
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: High speed, powerboat trip from Nassau to our private island in the Exuma Cays. Feed the stingrays, watch the shark wrangling show, snorkel pristine reefs and enjoy a sumptuous feast of fresh grouper, steak and salads. Open bar. All inclusive.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 18 January 2012

This was an amazing laid back trip. We got to feed iguanas, sting rays and swim with sharks. It was a little expensive but well worth the money!

1  Thank Devin K
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

This was an awesome all day event. Excellent Bahemian cuisine made while we fed stingrays, watched sharks being fed and snorkeled. Well worth the price!! Our hosts were friendly and great cooks! We ate fresh seasoned grouper, steak, pasta, salad, green beans (and even hotdogs). The price included all the food, activities and open bar where we had plenty of local beer and rum drinks! Bring plenty of sunscreen and I suggest a light jacket for the boat ride back to the main island. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone visiting the Bahamas.

1  Thank JanetDickman
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

we are gonna go in january and we are thinking about going to powerboat adventures and we want to know, what did the pigs do for them to take them away? We were really looking forward to seeing them! Are any of them still there?

Thank Allie G
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

We had an absolute blast on this adventure. You start off at the pier near Atlantis, and we had two separate boats going out that day. We had a relatively clear day and the waters were pretty smooth, but if you tend to get seasick, or would just prefer an easier ride, make sure you sit as far back as possible. The first trek of the boat ride is pretty long and takes about an hour to get there. Make sure you hang on to your hats and glasses as the wind is pretty intense.

The first part of the trip is a stop at the iguana island. TIP: Bring a bag of grapes with you! The tour guides will have some for everyone, but not a ton and if you brought your own you could definitely get more enjoyment/photo ops. The iguanas came right up to us. We would stick a grape on a stick and they would run over to it. Pretty unique experience. You probably stay docked here for 15-30 minutes.

After the iguanas, the next stop is the sharks and sting rays. The boats will do a couple of cool maneuvers on the way over (with the mission impossible music going in the background). Again, this was because we had two boats and might be different if there was only one. Anyway, once we pulled into the next island, you could immediately see the sharks and rays. Very exhilarating. There were some snacks (chips, veggies, fruit) waiting for us when we got there. Lunch is served later and was pretty average, but we weren't really there for the food. After a little bit, we fed the sting rays first. We had to line up on the shore and we were given fish to feed them. They would come right up to you and take the food right out of your hand. After the feeding of the rays, the tour guides would feed the sharks. These are not small sharks either, I would say the largest ones were 6-7 feet long. He would tie a rope around a dead fish and throw it out there. He would then lasso in the sharks. He even gave the rope to some of the crowd to let them hang on to the sharks as well. This all literally happens just a foot or two in front of you. Amazing.

The last part of the trip is the snorkeling. I have snorkeled a bunch of times, but this was something a bit different. Because of the sharks, you had to do this as a group, but once you started going with the current and saw a shark, it definitely gave a major rush. There were numerous other fish as well (including lion fish, watch out for those), but you were always on the lookout for a shark. I was always looking behind me just to make sure one wasn't sneaking up on me! Highly enjoyable and a great rush, but not for the squamish.

Bottom line, while this is certainly expensive, we definitely found it worth the money. It's a whole day excursion and the things you can do are definitely a very unique opportunity. Highly recommended for all!

1  Thank Jonnylister
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

If you do one thing in the Bahamas, do the Powerboat Adventures - definitely worth the price.
It's about an hour ride out to the island, and the first island is where you feed the Iguanas grapes. You're there for about 15 minutes and it's basically a photo shoot. Then off to the main island for the rest of the day. Once you get there the bar is open and they put out some snacks. In the meantime the guy starts prepping the fish for your lunch out in the water and soon the stingrays and sharks show up. In short you get to feed a stingray and watch them wrestle sharks - all from about 3 feet away. Very cool.
After, you get to snorkle (don't worry the sharks disappear), then more food, more drinks and plenty of sun on some of the smoothest sand you'll ever feel.
And the staff is SUPER friendly and helpful.

1  Thank MinnesotaSunChasers
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